“Doug brings a unique blend of skills to the editor role,” said Mizell Stewart III, vice president of content for the newspaper division of The E.W. Scripps Co. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the ability to take on new challenges with a sense of optimism, purpose and dedication to the community. We will depend on all of those skills as we transform our newsrooms to serve readers in print, on smartphones, on ReporterNews.com and on tablets.”
Williamson has served in a variety of positions at the Reporter-News since 1985, including managing editor, multimedia editor, business editor, marketing director and director of circulation sales and marketing. Most recently, Williamson directed specialty publications, including Abilene Biz (a monthly business journal), several weekly newspapers, and the home and real estate sections. His other endeavors include writing “Ask Doug,” a four-times weekly column in which he answers questions from Reporter-News readers.